Our Practice


Andover Comprehensive Dental Care is an excellent choice for you and your family’s dental care. Our dentist, Francis R. McCarthy, DMD, has been practicing dentistry for over three decades. Over the years he has honed his people skills and gained a wealth of dental care knowledge that can only come with time. 

Now, along with Rosalia A. Gallo, DMD, and a team of compassionate oral healthcare professionals, Dr. McCarthy helps people from Andover and beyond attain the beautiful, healthy smiles of their dreams. Our team is unique in our cohesive dedication to helping the people in our community. 

High Quality Care and a Passion for Oral Health 

Oral health is a vital aspect of health in general. The mouth can reflect changes going on within the body. Complications within the oral structure can affect various health conditions (such as diabetes, pregnancy, and the heart.). We want each patient to understand the value of dental care, and to recognize their time spent with us as an investment in their wellness.

Our gentle staff  explains all aspects of procedures before, during, and after treatment to ensure our patients are well-informed. Additionally, as we are aware that our patients are very tech-savvy, we have provided dental videos that further explain some of the services that we regularly perform.

Andover Comprehensive Dental Care strives to deliver to each patient the best  experience possible, especially for our younger patients. A young patient’s early experiences at the dentist are what shapes their perspective on dentistry for the rest of their lives. We take advantage of these formative years to establish positive associations with dentistry. 

Our History

Andover Comprehensive Dental Care has been a part of our community since 1960, when it was started by James W. Skillings, DDS. 

Dr. McCarthy joined the practice in 1986 after serving in the United States Army as a dental officer. He still treats many of Dr. Skillings' original patients alongside new patients of the Merrimack Valley, many of whom will continue visiting our practice for many years to come. Dr. McCarthy is proud of his high patient retention rate. 
Dr. Rosalia Gallo joined the practice in 2009. Dr. McCarthy, Dr. Gallo, and their team provide the guidance and resources for their patients to obtain optimal oral health. They are proud of their long tradition of outstanding service and treatment to their patients.  

Contact Us Today

Located just down the street from the Memorial Hall Library, Francis R. McCarthy, DMD is conveniently located to serve patients from Andover, North Andover, North Reading, Methuen, and the surrounding communities of the Merrimack Valley. For help in maintaining a healthy oral environment, contact us at our dental office in Andover , MA today!

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